The iconic German company Leica has become a cult brand for photo enthusiasts thanks to its excellent analog cameras and new digital equipment rigorously loyal to its tradition of high optical quality.
Recognized as a luxury brand for those who like exclusivity, in recent years the company has launched a line of limited editions that are real collector's items. That is the case of these two cameras that captivate for their beauty and exclusivity: the MP Typ 240 Safari and the M-P "Correspondence" Lenny Kravitz.
Leica M-P Typ 240 Safari
The Safari "Olive" was launched in 1960 in its M1 version, which was made exclusively for the military, hence its original olive green color. A robust body, with a lacquered top cover and base, distinguishes this model, and the main body is covered with leather to provide a better grip and prevent slippage. All buttons and camera details were made with silver color metals and on the top we see the classic signature that indicates their origin: Wetzlar, Germany. This line has been issued several times over the past 60 years and is highly sought after at auctions. In this new edition of the Safari model, Leica offers a next-generation digital camera MP 24 MP, with a lens Summicron-M 35mm / f2 ASPH, metallic. To complete the vintage look, the new Safari comes with a genuine leather strap in an attractive light brown and two cases—also made of leather—one to keep the spare SD cards and the other to store personal cards. It is a most desirable "toy" for photography aficionados because it produces professional-quality photographs and meets the requirements of discerning collectors. In a limited edition of 1,500 copies, the MP Typ 240 Leica Safari is priced at $9,990.
M–P «Correspondence» Lenny Kravitz
Photography is one of the artistic mediums in which Lenny Kravitz is a real master. In fact, the American artist began his foray with the German firm at age 21 when his father gave him his first professional camera: the emblematic Leicaflex. The new model dedicated to the singer--and designed with his help--is inspired by the original aesthetics of the Leicaflex. This time the body and lenses come in black tones, and a hand-made finish simulates the wear and tear caused by years of use. The M-P "Correspondence" Lenny Kravitz by Leica is a 24 MP digital camera with two interchangeable lenses, a 35mm Summicron-M / f2 ASPH and a Summilux-M 50mm / f1.4 ASPH, specially selected by the rock star. As a special touch, the kit includes a small craft bag with a strap for the camera, both in crocodile leather. This camera is certainly a coveted object that summarizes the personality, tastes and style of the talented Kravitz. Only 125 numbered copies will be made, with a price of $ 25,000. ■
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